March 16, 2014
Introduction: John 8
The book of John is both the easiest and hardest book of the Bible to read. The author speaks plainly, yet pointedly. As we journey through this study say this simple prayer: God speak to me, because I am listening.
Stuff Phil said:
“When we introduce ourselves, what if, we started with our biggest failure?”
“Sometimes when I tell people what I do [being a Pastor] they stop being themselves.”
“We don’t even know her name, but that day it was adulterous, pawn, or other names we won’t say at church”
“It only takes one self-righteous jerk to throw a rock at her…then every one else will join in.”
“If we don’t embrace the idea of being forgiven we cannot embrace the freedom of new life.”
What are the names you call yourself?
How hard is it for you to forgive yourself for what you’ve done? Why do you think people struggle with their past?
What does surrender require?
What do you think Jesus wrote on the ground?
What would he have to write for you to leave? How would you have felt if you were the woman?
Who are we in Christ, really?
What is your real name in Christ? Your identity.
As a group gather some pieces of paper and write down your failure. Rip them up! Now pray together and tell the group who you really are.